Shamwari Game Reserve, Eastern Cape
Stars : 5
Capacity : 111
Price : R4900
Shamwari is the Southernmost, Big Five, and private reserve in Africa - MALARIA FREE. This award-winning African adventure stretches along the Bushman`s river, halfway between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, and forms a natural extension to the famous Garden Route and Cape Town. An unforgettable conservation effort coupled with responsible tourism and the most luxurious means of experiencing your Big Five African Adventure.
Shamwari Game Reserve is situated in the verdant bush along the Bushmans River, halfway between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown a pleasant drive from Cape Town, forming a natural extension to the famous Garden Route. Shamwari is about conserving a vanishing way of life. Steeped in Pioneer history, and dating back to the time when a multitude of game roamed wild and free, the reserve boasts five eco-systems, thus enabling the support of many forms of plant, animal and bird life. This is the ultimate African adventure and conservation effort coupled with responsible tourism.
Luxury accommodation is offered 6 different lodges on the reserve. Long Lee Manor, offerings a distinctive Colonial experience. Lovingly restored and expanded, this gracious Edwardian mansion offers refined elegance from a bygone era.
Shamwari`s highly trained game rangers, with skilled service staff will ensure a memorable adventure, personalised to your needs.
LONG LEE MANOR
A five star property - this superb game lodge set in the Eastern Cape of South Africa boasts an appeal specifically to those interested in experiencing the colonnial luxury of the African Safari, with a variety of accommodation options to choose from.
Of the 13 luxury rooms, 4 of these rooms are inter leading and the option of a family suite for those with children. There is also the honeymoon suite for that unforgetable African Honeymoon. All rooms boast ceiling fans and air-conditioning with both hot and cold settings for the perfect room temperature.Other facilities include Satellite T.V in all rooms, International direct dial in all rooms as well as tea and coffee making facilities . Two swimming pools and perimeter electric fencing make this a Child-friendly lodge.
Private conference facilities for delegates who wish to take their clients or employees away from the hustle and bustle, as well as Spa facilities offering two Treatment or Therapy rooms, Steam Bath, outdoor Jacuzzi, Curio shop and a Private airstrip,. How about outdoor dining under the Pepper Tree an Original 1916 Barn? A personal ranger ensures excellent service which limits game drives to only 6 per vehicle ensuring your privacy, exclusivity and your personal preferences are taken care of.
Also a five star property and caters for yet another style and appeal, this restored settler lodge provides accommodation in 9 luxurious rooms including 1 disabled-friendly room. All with their very own individual patio and air-conditioning of both hot & cold settings. Ceiling fans and satellite TV all included. The infinity rim flow pool and indoor & outdoor dining facilities are a treat to enjoy a meal in, while the beautiful garden calls those wishing to relax. The lapa overlooking the Bushman`s River for your outdoor dining experience or game viewing extravaganza is again this African Lodges splendor. Guests are welcome to book therapist treatments at the Long Lee Manor Spa.
You will also receive personal attention from your assigned ranger for the duration of your stay and only allow 6 guests per open game drive vehicle. A small curio shop where souveniers are available for those wanting to take home their own personal piece of Africa. The perimeter electric fence ensures the safety of guests whilst walking around the lodges areas - although always be sure of your surroundings and listen to your gut feel before wondering off too far.
BUSHMANS RIVER LODGE
Another of Mantis Collections five star properties this restored settlers lodges offers accommodation in 3 luxury rooms all with air-conditioning with both hot and colds settings as well as ceiling fans ensure that your stay with Bushmans River Lodge is a comfortable one.
Again satellite TV is available in all the rooms as well as tea and coffee making facilities. All rooms have access to their private verandah ensuring a sensational private trip for you and your partner. The lapa overlooking the river for outdoor meals and game viewing experiences are an added incentive to the plunge pool, lounge and bar faciliites available at this five star game lodge. Your personal ranger will ensure that only 6 guests are aboard per vehicle making sure that all questions are provided with their full attention. Spa treatments are within reach and can be booked at Long lee Manor Spa.
BAYETHE TENTED CAMP
A superb five star Bush Camp offering the nature lover a little piece of heaven accommodated in one of Bayethe`s 9 thatched roof and canvas tents, all with your own private decks and plunge pools, air-conditioning and electric blankets for those cold evenings.
Mini-bar stocked with beverages to keep the thirst at bay as well as some nibbly bits for those late night snacks. A private safe in each room as well as Tea and coffee making facilities for your enjoyment during your stay at Bayethe. Each tent also boasts their own indoor or outdoor shower for those a little more adventurous.
The main areas of the lodge provides for both indoor or outdoor dining or opt for supper in the boma, should the weather not be conducive for an outdoor meal, enjoy the fireplace in the lounge and indoor dining room with superb meals at times suitable to your pace.
A Curio Shop offers souvenirs for travellers wishing to purchase that little something for your loved ones at home.
Accommodation is available in African thatch suites with private verandas overlooking the wild African bushveld. The Chief Suite offers a private pool, and the Junior suites (only 2 at this stage) offers pools. Satellite TV is available in all the rooms, as welll as indoor and outdoor showers, similiarly air-conditioning, and ceiling fans are also available .
Facilities and Services at Lobengula include a Spa with 2 Treatment Rooms, Steam Room, Sauna and a Swimming pool with sunken cocktail bar for those relaxing sundowners wading in the water. Small Fitness Room for those wishing to exert some energy and a Wine cellar for those more interested in some conversation over good South African wine.The Boma,Dining Room and Deck offer another view of this experience all to be enjoyed with the staff and team at Lobengula Lodge. Your personal ranger service allows only 6 guests per vehicle for concentrated game viewing experiences and the Perimeter electric fence ensures that the safety of your visit is of utmost importance to this team.
EAGLES CRAG LODGE
The lodge boasts an authentic African Experience, secretly hidden in a gorge of this extensive mountain range, filled with temperate forest vegetation and looking out onto a cliff-face and dry riverbed, where leopards and various african creatures are free to roam between the rooms.
9 Detached Junior Suites are available to you all with your own plunge pools on private decks, accessed through large stack-away walls on raised wooden decks between all rooms and public areas. Indoor and outdoor shower facilities complete the experience but the additional small telescopes in all the rooms makes this lodge unbelievable and unique.
Internet access and the Bar or Cigar Lounge with fireplaces in rooms with glass fold-away walls leading onto the wooden decks can be enjoyed getting to know fellow travellers.
The Spa with 2 Treatment Rooms, Hydro Bath, Sauna and Steam Bath, Curio shop, Library or meeting room is additional features of so many this lodge affords the luxurious traveller. Dining Rooms on upper levels complete with fireplace and fold-away glass walls reach onto the balcony. Outdoor dinners in the boma or on the lower level deck with more fold-away glass walls leading out onto the balcony offer the wildlife visitor a Birders paradise.
Activities and Facilities
- Air Conditioning
- Beauty Treatments
- Big 5
- Boma Dinners
- Coffee Stations
- Curio Shop
- En-suite Bathroom
- Game Drive
- Game Walks
- Hair Dryer
- Honeymoon Suite
- Landing Strip
- Night Drives
- Outdoor Shower
- Plug Adapter
- Qualified Guides
- Research Area
- Room Service
- Sports Centre / Gym
- Viewing Deck
- Wake Up calls
- Wheelchair Facilities
- Wine Cellar
NOTE : Some of the activities and facilities are not covered by the rate quoted and may be surchargeable.
Rates vary at each lodge in the Shamwari Game Reserve, please refer to each individual lodge page for RATES for the following Lodges;
LONGLEE MANOR LODGE
RIVERDENE & BAYETHE & BUSHMANS RIVER LODGE
LOBENGULA PREMIER LODGE/ EAGLES CRAGG